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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
issues. in this excerpt, he and actress eva mendes tour a sexual abuse victim's center in sierra leone. >> welcome to the rainbow center. really primarily to rape. we provide specialized medical treatment and counseling as well. we've seen over 9,000 survivors in eight years. 52% are between the ages of 12 and 17. you have about 26% that are under 12. >> under 12? 26% are under 12? >> under 12 years old, yes. we see more and more children about 80% of our clientele. we see average between 100 to 200 a month. they are as young as two-and-a-half months old. we have a three-year-old that has just come in for follow-up. >> it's a three-year-old girl. a three-year-old girl who has been raped. she's just come back for follow-up. yeah. you want to come with me? >> what is the story? she was getting sick. they took her into the hospital. that's when it was realized that she has been abused because they have not been to know who it is. >> you can't even fathom like how somebody could even just hurt a child but how they can commit such an an gris he have sexual act against them. >> this is jessi
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
saw you in that clip from sierra leone. it's just an unimaginable situation. >> but in many ways, judy it's really the face of modern conflict. it's what happens these days in civil wars that militias and warlords don't want to tangle with each other because they might actually get shot. they turn their ak-47s on local women and women's bodies become modern weapons of war. even when the conflict ends the ma lish stop shooting other people but rape including young children continues. we've seen that in place after place after place. >> woodruff: nick, why are women the victims? >> i think because people can get away with it in a sense because they don't fielt back. if you're a former of a militia and you still have your gun or yoyou still have that kind of violent mentality. if you set up a check point on the highway and rob a truck, you'll be caught and executed. that's a priority for the government. if you go around raping young girls that's not a priority for the government and you don't get prosecuted and nothing happens. >> but at the same time you terrorize a village. >> woodruff:
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of the conduct. it was an american who piloted the french fleet 60 miles from the iles de los to the sierra leone river. and that was -- if you read grammatically, we think that is what attorney general bradford was referring to. >> but -- >> ms. sullivan, before your time runs out, i mean, you have said, candidly, that if filartiga were to come up today, if marcos were to come up to this forum, there would be no basis under the alien tort statute. but assume for the moment that those two cases -- that we accept them -- to accept them. is there anything different about your case? >> yes, your honor. there are many -- many differences between us and filartiga. for one, this is a case in which there is a class action against a corporation. and if you don't agree with us on the lack of extraterritorial application, we still maintain that the ats does not apply to corporations. second, there is -- there was a -- there's an allegation here of aiding and abetting a foreign government. it was unclear in filartiga whether the paraguayan was acting within or without the state's authority, but -- and he wa
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